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    Abducted Iranian Guards Freed in Pakistan

    Iranian border guards purportedly captured by Pakistani Jihadist group Jaish al-Adl (YouTube screen shot).
    Iranian border guards purportedly captured by Pakistani Jihadist group Jaish al-Adl (YouTube screen shot).
    Reuters
    Four Iranian border guards have been freed in Pakistan two months after they were seized by al Qaeda-linked militants on the countries' lawless frontier, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency quoted a lawmaker as saying on Friday.

    The abduction in early February heightened regional and sectarian tensions. Iran had said the guards were taken into Pakistan and threatened to send troops over the border to retrieve them.

    The kidnapping was claimed by Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice), a Sunni Muslim rebel group operating in predominantly Shi'ite Iran's Sistan-Baluchistan province, which borders Pakistan. The movement said it killed a fifth member of the group of guards in March.

    "Four of the five abducted Iranian border guards have been handed over to Iranian embassy officials in Pakistan," Fars quoted Iranian lawmaker Esmail Kosari as saying.

    "We are trying to get the body of the killed guard and return it to Iran," Kosari added, according to the report.

    Fars did not give any details on when the release took place or what led up to it.

    Pakistan had repeatedly said there was no evidence the Iranian guards were in its territory. Iran's government accused its neighbor of not doing enough to free the men and of supporting the rebels.

    The border territory is also used by drugs and arms traffickers.

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    by: MUSTAFA from: INDIA
    April 04, 2014 10:57 PM
    This is the result of SAUDI AID to Pakistan.We will see similar type of incidents very soon in Pakistan. Now Pakistan become a very difficult country in civilised and educated world. Because of this AID, Taliban have free hand to kill any body any where in Pakistan. If you will see News of Pakistani channels full of killing. Pakistan did not catch the Main culplit against killing of innocent Iranian body guard and they will never catch and show to media because of AID. Pakistan MUST be careful to play this dirty drama on its soil in the name of AID. No neghbour is happy with Pakistan. Give me one example who is happy with Pakistan. Even PAKISTANI is not happy with beggar GOVT. They are professional in asking aid and then utilise for their own lavish life. Federal and Provincial ARMY OF MINISTERS are passing luxury life at the cost of poor Pakistani. Their children and family living out side Pakistan. So any body can imagine security situation for Poor Pakistani.Nawaz & Co is completely failure and they are taking Pakistan 1500 year back.

    by: Azad
    April 04, 2014 11:43 AM
    Iran should go after the group and their sponsor.

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